McCain Surrogate Brings Up Obama's Drug Use

McCain Surrogate Brings Up Obama's Drug Use


The problem?

He suggests that Obama hasn’t been honest about it…

Speaking to Dennis Miller, a comedian and conservative radio talk show host, former Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating said Obama should be more forthright about his background and what he called his “very extreme” record.

“He ought to admit, ‘You know, I’ve got to be honest with you. I was a guy of the street. I was way to the left. I used cocaine. I voted liberally, but I’m back at the center,'” Keating, a co-chair of McCain’s campaign, said Obama should tell voters. “I mean, I understand the big picture of America. But he hasn’t done that.”

An aide to John McCain said Keating was not directed by the campaign to make the comments.

“We didn’t ask him to do it,” the aide said. “He didn’t clear it with us, but obviously he’s read Senator Obama’s books.”

And do know…it’ll only get uglier.

  • Vox

    Frank Keating’s $250,000 drug deal –

    Down in Oklahoma we remember our ex-Governor Frank Keating, mostly for his drug deal. Zillionaire mutual fund guy Jack Dreyfus paid Frank Keating $250,000 to promote the drug Dilantin. Payments began when Frank was working for the Justice Department and continued after he was elected Governor.

    Jack Dreyfus wanted to promote the drug Dilantin. Dreyfus took it. Frank and/or his wife Cathy took it. Jack’s plan was to get Frank to have Dilantin used on Federal Prisoners, then after he became Governor, Oklahoma State inmates.

    Frank took Jack’s $250,000 and put it in his kids’ college trusts. (Frank & wife are wealthy from oil). AFTER the stuff hit the fan, Frank gave Dreyfus back the $250,000—but not the earnings from having its investment over the years.

  • gerryf

    OK, let me see, Obama has only written a book about it—what did good old George do when confronted with his drug and alcohol use?

    Oh yes, it was the beginning of a pattern. He lied.

  • Gaucho Politico

    i expect the next gop attack will be that obama is a secret homosexual. really it is about all they have left to make up about him that might scare some people.

  • Rick Cain

    I live in Oklahoma and counted every day until keating finally left office. He left oklahoma bankrupt! I remember the bad old keating days when we had a hiring freeze, there was no money for travel, no per diem, all leave had to be pre-approved, no overtime, no nothing.
    Fast forward to Democratic governor Brad henry, who admittedly is about as conservative as democrat as it gets. Budgets got better, and I actually was becoming optimistic about this place.
    It looks like Oklahoma will be saddled though with Inhofe, who is considered the biggest idiot on the hill. Oklahomans continue to vote republican, thinking just because the housing crash hasn’t been dropped on their doorstep yet that everything’s fine. Ask them again in 2009.